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Dish Network has been involved in numerous retransmission disputes in the past few months, including a high-profile blackout with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. that prompted the FCC to publicly intervene. (Credit: AP)

Dish Ready To Battle Broadcasters Over FCC TV Rules Review

The gloves are off in the battle between broadcasters and pay-TV providers over negotiations for the retransmission of broadcast TV signals, with a Dish Network Corp. official on Wednesday accusing broadcasters of exploiting the rules as the industry gears up for the Federal Communications Commission’s formal review of the system.

  • DOJ Investigating Competition In Muni Bond Listing Market

    The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether several inter-dealer brokers have colluded to thwart competition from rival trading and price-listing services for pricing data on secondary sales of municipal bonds, according to sources close to the probe.

  • NEC Tokin To Pay $13.8M In First DOJ Capacitor Cartel Fine

    NEC Tokin Corp. has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $13.8 million criminal fine for being part of a group of capacitor manufacturers that for more than a decade conspired to fix prices for electrolytic capacitors, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.

  • SEC Ordered To Speed Up Foreign-Energy-Payments Rule

    A federal judge ordered the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday to stop dragging its heels on a rule outlined under the Dodd-Frank Act that will force oil, gas and minerals extractors to report when they make payments to foreign governments.

  • Obama's Iran Nuke Deal A Lock As Mikulski Gets Onboard

    The Obama administration's nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran has the minimum 34 votes it needs in the U.S. Senate to prevent a two-thirds majority from blocking passage after Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., threw her support behind the agreement Wednesday.

  • Ex-Willkie Farr Atty Admits To Info Sharing In $7B Deal

    A lawyer who represented Mastercard Inc. admitted in a New York federal court filing late Tuesday that she used information from opposing counsel in a $7.25 billion deal to settle multidistrict litigation over Mastercard, Visa Inc. and other banks' interchange fees. 

  • Ex-SEC Atty, Others Hit With $34M Ponzi Scheme Judgment

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has won a $34 million judgment against two executives of a paving stone company and a former SEC lawyer who allegedly banded together to run a lucrative Ponzi scheme, according to a Tuesday ruling in New York federal court.


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